primary hypothyroidism

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deficiency of thyroid gland activity, with underproduction of thyroxine, or the condition resulting from it. In its severe form it is called myxedema and is characterized by physical and mental sluggishness, obesity, loss of hair, enlargement of the tongue, and thickening of the skin. In children the condition is known as cretinism. Called also athyria. adj., adj hypothy´roid.
pituitary hypothyroidism secondary hypothyroidism caused by a defect or lesion of the pituitary gland that interferes with production of thyrotropin; the majority of cases are caused by tumors.
primary hypothyroidism hypothyroidism due to disease of the thyroid gland itself, usually accompanied by increased levels of thyrotropin.
secondary hypothyroidism that caused by thyrotropin deficiency.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

primary hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism due to failure of the thyroid gland to produce metabolically adequate amounts of thyroid hormones. It is the most common form of hypothyroidism.
See also: hypothyroidism
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